Question About Mowers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by apalachee, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. apalachee

    apalachee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    :confused: I am new to the business and currently a part timer. I have 10 accounts and all residential. Most yards are 1/2 to 2 acres in size. I am running a Toro hydr 44" with a sulky, and steel catcher when needed. I like the Toro but it takes to much room on the trailor and the sulky gets in the way. it also does not have the speed and flexibility I need with a sulky attached. i ran across a deal where I can trade my Toro in on a new Great Dane Super surfer 48" and not have to come up with any money. Would this be a good move? I am concerned about the quality of the cut, performance on hills, tearing up the turf, and versitility. any suggestions would greatly appreciated.

    Thankyou, Brian
    Apalachee Landscaping
    Atlanta, Ga
  2. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    What type of "sulky" are you using? Toro offers a TRU TRAX that FLIPS up for better storage on a trailer. In my opinion if quality of cut means anything to you, stay with the Toro. You might ask yourself why they are willing to make that kind of deal - remember there are no "fre lunches"
  3. mlyons1

    mlyons1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I am new to the lawnsite and enjoy the pictures and reading.Have any of you all raised your lawnmowing prices due to fuel prices and how did you come to your change your price.
  4. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    How many hours is the surfer and what are you giving up in turn?
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    Uh...this thread was started nearly 5 years ago. :laugh:

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